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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In biology, of or pertaining to characters which have their origin in the reproductive cells, or germ-cells, as distinguished from the acquired or somatogenetic characters, which make their appearance in the soma, or body, of the animal or plant.

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  • adj. of or relating to blastogenesis


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